HANDMADE & HAND PAINTED IN GREECE
Our creations are products of top quality and high aesthetics, handmade by skilled and specially trained artisans.
BOARD Dimensions (approximately):
Square Size: 4,5 cm (1.77 inches)
Board Width: 45 cm (17.71 inches)
Weight of Board: 3.52 kg (7.76 lb)
Material & Manufacture process: Cast Alabaster
Cast Alabaster board and pieces are made from a composite material in which natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as a glue. Αlabaster was very widely used for small sculpture for indoor use in the ancient world, especially in Ancient Greece , Egypt and Mesopotamia . The mixture is then poured into a mold of the board design. Because the powder is so fine the smallest details can be reproduced using this method. Over 90% of the finished board and pieces is natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone, which gives it a look and feel of solid natural marble. This strong material is water and weather resistant, doesn’t have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with most cleaning agents.
Please note: Our chess set is not carved. The alabaster we use is not the calcite alabaster variety which is also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster, or Oriental alabaster.